Meet 32-year-old Margaret from Waterloo, Western rural in Freetown in Sierra Leone. She is married with two children. For the past 10 years, Margaret has been running her retail food business. She began her business because she wanted to contribute to taking care of her children. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm, 6 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and proper business location.
Margaret requires a loan in order to purchase more onions, fresh eggs and cooking seasonings. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to change her standard of living and increase her business. In the future, Margaret plans to expand her business more than ever. She thanks you for your support.
About BRAC Sierra Leone
This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.
BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.